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1214 Crescent St.
Montreal, QC H3G 2A9
Phone: (514) 878-2711
Fax: (514) 878-0030
Just for laughs, head up the stairs to this comedy club, located above Jimbo's Pub on Bishop. This fun spot offers not only quality live comedy but also karaoke seven nights a week; and that can get pretty funny too. There is also a full-fledged pub downstairs, offering standard bar fare, pool and darts. If you plan on taking in a show, it is a good idea to call ahead for reservations; especially on Friday and Saturday.
After all the shopping is done and you are tired of visiting museums, live action laser tag might be a good way to get the heart beating faster while harmlessly getting rid of your aggressions. There is a maze, fog, darkness, dim neon lighting, ramps, catwalks, music and Twilight Zone sound effects for an experience that is escapism at its best. Many different games are available, and extra late hours on weekends make it a good way to start a night out.
Bell Centre remains the center stage for entertainment and business events in Montreal. Every year, the center attracts close to 850,000 spectators to the exciting hockey games. The action on the rink sometimes spreads to the stands as well, and a few punches fly in the crowds! The center also has a massive concert hall that runs about 120 shows, and attracts a colossal crowd of 650,000 people. You do the math that's a staggering total of about 1.5 million spectators! This place is also home to the Montreal Rockets, and the ideal place to host corporate gatherings and receptions.
Located in the southern downtown area of Montreal, this new home for the Canadiens hockey club is a state-of-the-art facility that seats more than 21,000 spectators. Originally known as the Molson Centre, it is used not only for sports events but also for rock and pop concerts, various exhibitions and events. Visitors can tour its multi-functional amphitheater and Hall of Fame, enjoy a drink in the Jacques Beauchamp Lounge and even get a chance to see the Canadians' dressing room. The Canadians' Souvenir Boutique located here sells everything in sportswear, posters, autographed sticks and other hockey-related accessories.
A range of interesting movies are shown free of cost at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Call ahead for details.
This new downtown multiplex is the latest popular hangout of moviegoers. It's massive structure accomodates 13 screens. The exterior effect is quite striking, as the modern facade plays off the more traditional surrounding building, which was once home to Simpson's department store. Catch all the latest flicks here, optimum IMAX action. Inside, you will find a food court, party rooms and a licensed lounge.
This is one of Montreal's top picks for an evening out. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal in the Nouvel Hotel, this 200-seat theater is one of the best comedy venues in North America, hosting many events during the world-famous Just For Laughs Festival. Under the direction of Ernie Butler, local and international comedy talent has had them rolling in the aisles for years. There is no better way to loosen up after a long, hot day of shopping or sightseeing.
The Latin Quarter livens up every evening as the Salle Tanna Schulich begins to receive its guests. This concert venue is well spaced out and the chic lighting enhances the stylish interiors. Located in the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, this place offers its stage for students of the university to showcase their talent. Besides, the hall also hosts local events and concerts. All in all, if you are planning to watch a delightful musical performance, the Salle Tanna Schulich is the exact place to go to.
A fun place to learn, create and enjoy the new aspects of art, Studio 303 opens up new possibilities for the ones who are in a mood to experiment. The spacious venue houses dance and the various innovative forms of it. Providing a backbone support for artists who want to nurture their talents, Studio 303 offers a flexible and intimate place for those who love to flaunt their talent or even those who are shy of coming out in the open. Check website for schedules.
This attractive space has played a central role in the city's culture, and is the oldest still operating performance hall in the city. Since its construction in 1865, it has seen everything from religious ceremonies to dance and theater, from jazz and the blues to opera and chamber music. Many of Montreal's theater companies have called it home at one time or another. The heavy history is balanced by state-of-the-art equipment and a team that knows what hard work and professionalism can do. Consult the website for upcoming updates.
Located within the confines of the Église du Gesù, is named after the wife of the late artist Conrad Letendre. One of the many little halls that got the church enclave area, this space is intimate and often hosts a number of art exhibitions, expos and other cultural events. The layout is impressive and the decor is pleasing along with being completely functional. The room can be hired for private events. Call for further details or check the website.
Imperial Cinema is one of the most famous cinema houses in this part of Montreal. It's a charming old theater where you can enjoy a movie accompanied by a tub of popcorn. Watch the latest flicks in this fine theater and don't miss the film festivals it plays host to; the Cinemania Film Festival. Call ahead for further updates.